New warnings from North Korea after U.S. and South Korea conduct military exercises
WASHINGTON. -- North Korea leader Kim Jong Un is warning that his forces are ready to "settle accounts with the United States".
Action News has learned from the Pentagon, they believe North Korea is trying to intimidate South Korea and other nations.
Defense secretary Chuck Hagel is taking North Korea's threats seriously especially because he believes Kim Jong Un is unpredictable.
The young north Korean leader says his rocket forces are ready to “settle accounts with the U.S.”.
Kim Jong Un met with his senior military generals and says they have a plan to strike the continental United States.
This comes after the U.S. sent nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers to South Korea for joint military drills. U.S. officials say that move should show North Korea just how quickly our military can respond to an attack.
Intelligence experts say North Korea’s rockets have the ability to reach the U.S.
It's unlikely North Korea has managed to make a nuclear weapon small enough to fit on a missile.
The Pentagon is more concerned about north Korea striking two U.S. allies, south Korea and Japan.
Bruce Klingner from the Heritage Foundation said, "even if we do the most limited tactical retaliation, we have to be prepared to go all in, meaning it could escalate to a conflict."
The Pentagon says it will continue to urge North Korea to comply with UN sanctions and stop its pursuit of nuclear weapons.
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